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Blog Entry 2012: Privacy Highlights in India
by Elonnai Hickok published Feb 12, 2013 — filed under: ,
In this blog post, Elonnai Hickok summarizes the top privacy moments of 2012 in India. In doing so she lists out the major ones like the Report of Group of Experts on Privacy, the RIM Standoff, the Nira Radia controversy, the Centralized Monitoring System, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, NATGRID, CCTNS, the growth of CCTVs, the leaked DNA Profiling Bill, and the UID project.
Located in Internet Governance
2014 showed the power of Twitter, now every Indian politician wants a handle
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 20, 2016 — filed under: ,
Twitter is fast turning into an effective political tool. As political parties fight another round of electoral battles, a new survey on the 2014 general elections states that those who tweeted well, fared well.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry ‘A Good Day for the Internet Everywhere': India Bans Differential Data Pricing
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Feb 25, 2016 — filed under: ,
India distinguished itself as a global leader on network neutrality on February 8, when regulators officially banned “differential pricing”, a process through which telecommunications service providers could or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services offered based on content.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
‘A safe Internet and a free Internet can co-exist’
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 25, 2015 last modified Mar 25, 2015 03:58 PM — filed under: , , ,
Striking down of 66A kicked off celebrations in the IT capital.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
‘Any Normal Human Being Would Be Offended’
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 06, 2011 — filed under:
The Indian government has asked social media operators to delete information on the Internet that might offend the ‘‘sensibilities’’ of people in India, Kapil Sibal, India’s minister of communications and information technology, said Tuesday, confirming an earlier India Ink report.
Located in News & Media
‘By weakening our security, govt is putting us at risk of espionage’
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 27, 2015 last modified Oct 02, 2015 03:09 AM — filed under: , ,
After the BlackBerry encryption and IT Act fiascos of recent years, the government last week sent yet another cyber policy howler, the Draft National Encryption Policy, only to withdraw it in the face of severe protests. S. Raghotham and Mayukh Mukherjee spoke with Pranesh Prakash, policy director, Centre for Internet & Society, on the government’s continued misadventures with data privacy and encryption.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
‘Chilling’ Impact of India’s April Internet Rules
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 08, 2011 last modified Jan 27, 2012 04:32 AM — filed under: ,
Kapil Sibal’s demand that Internet companies self-censor users’ content is just the latest move by the Indian government to restrict information on Facebook and other social media Web sites. This article by Heather Simmons was published in the New York Times on December 7, 2011.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry ‘Future of Work’ in India’s IT/IT-es Sector
by Aayush Rathi and Elonnai Hickok published Mar 05, 2020 last modified Apr 28, 2020 09:52 AM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society has recently undertaken research into the impact of Industry 4.0 on work in India. Industry 4.0, for the purposes of the research, is conceptualised as the technical integration of cyber physical systems (CPS) into production and logistics and the use of the ‘internet of things’ (connection between everyday objects) and services in (industrial) processes. By undertaking this research, CIS seeks to complement and contribute to the discourse and debates in India around the impact of Industry 4.0. In furtherance of the same, this report seeks to explore several key themes underpinning the impact of Industry 4.0 specifically in the IT/IT-es sector and broadly on the nature of work itself.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
‘Hacking’ sparks row over exam evaluation
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 07, 2013 last modified Jul 02, 2013 08:58 AM — filed under:
Over the past two days, Cornell University student Debarghya Das’ blog post on ‘Hacking the Indian Education System’ has kicked off a debate across the country over the security of data published online and the practice of moderation of marks obtained by school students in board examinations.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry ‘Hurt sentiments’ cost Udaipur internet access for four days
by Shruti Jain published Jan 19, 2018 — filed under: ,
Strap: Authorities suggest it was more than a Facebook post that led to shutdown.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog